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Responding to Spring Tornados: Disaster response update and volunteer needs

11/3/2011
Many volunteers and donations of goods are needed across our Conference (and across the United States). Please be in touch with the contact person in the area you would like to help before sending teams or supplies. Any time a disaster strikes, check the disaster response page at http://ngdisasterresponse.ngumc.org for the latest information. CALL CENTER AUTOMATES CONTACT: 678-533-1443 The Disaster Response Call Center is no longer staffed on a regular basis. Please visit  www.ngumc.org for ...

Disaster Response Call Center established at Simpsonwood

5/12/2011
Beginning Friday, May 13, the Call Center will not be staffed on a regular basis. Please go to the website, www.ngumc.org, for the latest information on volunteer and donation needs and contacts for the areas impacted by the tornados. If you need to speak with someone at the Call Center, please leave a message and your call will be returned. The phone number for the Call Center is 678.533.1443. 

May 5: Disaster Response update and volunteer needs

5/5/2011
Almost two weeks after deadly storms traveled through Georgia, many volunteers are still needed across our Conference. Please be in touch with the contact person in the area you would like to help before sending teams or supplies. Continue to check the news page at www.ngumc.org or www.facebook.com/ngaumc for the latest information. CALL CENTER MATCHES CLEANUP NEEDS WITH TEAMS CONTACT: 678-533-1443 In response to the April storms, the Conference Disaster Response Team has set up a call center ...

May 4: Disaster Response Update and volunteer needs

5/4/2011
UPDATED 2:30 PM From packing lunches to removing trees, many volunteers are needed across our conference. Please be in touch with the contact person in the area you would like to help before sending teams or supplies. Continue to check the news page at www.ngumc.org or www.facebook.com/ngaumc for the latest information.  Please find previous disaster response updates below. CALL CENTER MATCHES CLEANUP NEEDS WITH TEAMS CONTACT: 678-533-1443 In response to the April storms, the Conference ...

May 2: Disaster Response update and volunteer needs

5/2/2011
From packing lunches to removing trees, many volunteers are needed across our conference. Continue to check the news page at www.ngumc.org or www.facebook.com/ngaumc for the latest information. CALL CENTER ESTABLISHED AT SIMPSONWOOD In response to the April storms, the Conference Disaster Response Team has set up a call center to help match cleanup and repair needs with volunteer teams. The phone number for the Call Center is 678.533.1443. GRIFFIN Volunteer teams are needed for tree removal. ...

April 29: Disaster Response update and volunteer needs

4/29/2011
Disaster Update:  Friday night, April 29, 2011 JUST IN: CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS THIS WEEKEND IN RINGGOLD Dear UM disaster recovery servants, Many of you have asked how you can help the Ringgold community.  There is an opportunity now.  As you can imagine in a situation as serious and fluid as this one, changes have happened very rapidly. Today we learned that Ringgold UMC will serve as the short-term and long-term site for recovery in partnership with GEMA (Georgia Emergency Management Agency), ...

Call for special offering this Sunday for disaster response

4/28/2011
From the Director of Connectional Ministries: Bishop Mike Watson joins with me in asking for a special offering to be taken this Sunday (or at a time appropriate for your church), to prepare for the work of disaster response after the storms that caused much damage on Wednesday night. Bishop Watson asks that your prayers and your gifts be directed to the victims of these storms, and is very thankful that our congregations have a strong and long history of generous response to these kinds of ...

Japanese Christians Begin Relief Work

3/31/2011
(NEWSCOPE) The United Church of Christ in Japan has established a disaster relief center in the Tohoku District in northern Japan, which was severely affected by the Mar. 11 earthquake and tsunami. The Rev. Jeffrey Mensendiek, a United Church of Christ missionary who serves as director of youth ministries at the Emmaus Center in Sendai, helped set up the center.   The UM Committee on Relief (UMCOR) already has sent an emergency grant to the United Church of Christ in Japan, which is using the ...

UMCOR's Sagar Brown Depot Needs Cleaning Buckets

8/19/2010
  The Conference Disaster Relief committee received word that UMCOR's Sagar Brown Depot is in great need of cleaning buckets (formerly called flood buckets). There are 2,000 empty buckets at the Disaster Relief warehouse in Austell. The cost is only $2 per bucket. If your church or group is willing to fill some of these buckets, contact the Disaster Relief warehouse at 770.739.9537 to make arrangements. Please note that the buckets must be filled with exactly the supplies on UMCOR's list. For ...

An update of UMCOR's relief efforts in Haiti.

7/23/2010
  By Cynthia Fierro Harvey* Over the course of our 70-year history in relief and recovery work around the world—from Louisiana to Indonesia—the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has learned that recovery following a catastrophic event takes time if it is to be effective. This has never been so true as it has been in Haiti since a 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the country on January 12, 2010. The destruction the earthquake caused is unprecedented, and our efforts in relief and ...

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